What's New

Little mouse Cheddar is back from a very - veeery - veeeery long vacation.
He is excited to greet new friends and meet the old ones.
Here is what's changed with this update:

-the kingdom has been cleaned from dust and shines brighter than ever
-the tasks for younger players have been revised and it's confirmed that they joyful and fun as before
-iOS 11 support (finally) added
-support for the parents' iPhone X added

App Description

***NOTE: All game texts including the voiceover are in English only.***
Cool iMessage sticker pack with Cheddar the Mouse to make your chats with friends even more funny. Sticker Pack is available on Developer Website link under the game description.

"MiniChess by Kasparov is an excellent app that will not only help young children learn to play chess, but that will also provide a wide array of practice on prerequisite skills, which just happen to be foundational for learning other things, as well." - bestappsforkids.com

Get the kids to learn how to play chess with a colourful, fun and easy-to-play game that legendary Grandmaster Garry Kasparov has endorsed.

Take Cheddar the Mouse on a fun journey of discovery as he meets new friends and uncovers the mysteries of the wonderful game. On his travels, Cheddar has to solve exciting puzzles that help him learn the basics of chess.

The brave little mouse provides an ideal introduction to the basics of the game for younger children - even kids as young as five can enjoy playing with Cheddar. The little hero makes learning so much fun and so easy - every lesson is a colourful cartoon game that keeps the youngest players' interest.

Over time, the little wanderer can improve his game and become a true Grandmaster, ready to play a game of chess with the King himself! And who knows - Cheddar could introduce chess to the next Kasparov!

Game Features:

The Grandmaster himself endorsed the development of the game

Based on the in-school program MiniChess (Kids learn through play)

Get the kids to explore the world of chess through play

Kids aged five and up can enjoy playing with Cheddar

Bright, cheerful characters and an interesting plot keep players' interest

All dialogue is recorded by professional voice actors using great kid-friendly scripts


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 10, 2015 Initial release
  • February 17, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • February 21, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • May 12, 2015 New version 1.0.10
  • September 01, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 05, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • November 26, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • November 30, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • December 23, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 29, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.2
  • December 24, 2019 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • January 07, 2020 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99